Get ready to introduce your taste buds to a burst of tangy goodness, as today we’re making luscious, lemony, absolutely divine – you guessed it – Lemon Curd! This classic treat is a staple in many households, and for good reason.
Trust us; this homemade version is so finger-licking good and a breeze to make, you’ll be filling up your jars in no time.

Photo of Lemon Curd served

Just envision the colour – that bright, cheerful, sunshiny yellow. Close your eyes to savour the citrusy scent – it’s invigorating, rejuvenating and just sings ‘summer’! Take a taste, let the creamy, luxurious texture caress your tongue, a splendid symphony of sweet and tangy. Heaven, isn’t it? And guess what, it’s all homemade!

So come on, let’s get zesty, and make your very own Lemon Curd.

Photo of finished Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd Recipe

Our Lemon Curd recipe is a classic that's easy to make and delicious to eat. With just a few simple ingredients, you'll have a batch of tangy and creamy spread that's perfect for a variety of uses. The lemon flavor is bold and citrusy, but not overpowering, making it a great addition to a variety of dishes. It's a great choice for a breakfast, brunch, or dessert, and it's sure to impress your guests.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine English
Servings 8
Calories 200 kcal


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer or stand mixer
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the lemon zest and lemon juice.
  • Transfer the mixture to a saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the lemon curd cool to room temperature.
  • Once the lemon curd has cooled, transfer it to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.


Nutritional Facts per Portion:
Calories: 200
Protein: 3g
Fat: 15g
Carbohydrates: 25g
Keyword Curd, lemon, Lemon Curd, Zest

Recommended Pairing Drink:

Lemon Curd is versatile. Pair it with a cup of Earl Grey tea for a true British high-tea experience.

Recommended Pairing Dish:

You can even serve it alongside vanilla biscuits, a slice of pound cake or pancakes.

Circumstances Where This Recipe Would Be Great:
This recipe is perfect for a variety of occasions, such as:

Breakfast or brunch: Spread the lemon curd on toast or use it as a filling for pancakes or waffles.
Dessert: Use the lemon curd as a topping for ice cream, cakes, or cupcakes.
Snack: Spread the lemon curd on crackers or use it as a dip for fruit.
From filling for pastries, a spread for scones, to a dollop on your yogurt or a simple spoonful for a quick treat — this Lemon Curd is scrumptious anytime, anywhere!

Photo of Lemon Curd and berries

Useful Tips:

  • Want an ultra-smooth texture? Pass curd through a sieve.
  • Adjust the amount of sugar to your taste.
  • Experiment with different types of citrus fruits, such as limes or oranges, for a unique flavor.


Can I use bottled lemon juice instead of fresh lemons?

Yes, you can, but fresh lemons will give the best flavor.

Can I add other flavors to the lemon curd?

Yes, you can try adding a splash of liqueur, such as limoncello, for a unique twist.

Can I make this recipe in advance?

Yes, you can make the lemon curd up to a week in advance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

How long will it stay fresh?

Sealed properly and refrigerated, it will last for up to 2 weeks.

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